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Pure Nurture Pregnancy and Birth | A Holistic Approach

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Pure Nurture Pregnancy and Birth | A Holistic Approach
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Pure Nurture Pregnancy and Birth | A Holistic Approach

Kristy Rodriguez

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New, expectant or aspiring mama? You’ve come to the right place. Learn from holistic health experts—and moms like you—about the importance and how-tos of self-care in a mind-body approach to pregnancy, birth and motherhood.

Latest Episodes

Encore Series: Episode 1: Conscious Conception and Prenatal Bonding

Welcome to the summer encore series of the Pure Nurture Podcast! I have 5 encore episodes to share with you, bringing you a replay of some of the most popular episodes of season 1. Each one will be a combo-conversation with a common theme or topic. For our first encore of the series, I've brought, Kiersten Markham (episode #33) and Kate White (episode #23) together, both sharing about the importance of conscious conception, preparing for pregnancy, and prenatal bonding. Learn more at purenurture.com/podcast

58 MIN6 days ago
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Encore Series: Episode 1: Conscious Conception and Prenatal Bonding

Be your own wellness advocate with Lauren Futrell Dunaway

A lot of women hit dead ends with their doctors during pregnancy. They don’t feel heard or taken seriously. They feel like they can’t stand up to do a doctor and say, “That’s not what I want for my birth. What are some other options?” It’s not about getting aggressive. It’s about being curious! Lauren Dunaway, PhD in Public Health, got up the courage to leave her doctor for a midwife midway through her pregnancy. When she saw how much they cared, she knew that she was in good hands. If you’re a rule follower who’s scared to make a change, you’ll walk away from the conversation with courage! In this episode, you’ll hear about: Lauren, her three daughters, and her mission in public health (2:00) How she got into natural remedies for her family (4:00) How essential oils helped Lauren get off some medication (6:47) Emotional support with essential oils (8:17) Wellness in the home with essential oils (8:50) Why it’s so important to be your own wellness advocate (12:15) Lauren left her doctor for a midwife midway through her pregnancy (15:23) 5 questions you must ask your care provider BEFORE birth Cultivate wellness in your life withLaurenEFDunaway.com. You can connect personally with Lauren on TWO Instagram feeds: @EssentialSimplicityor@LaurenEFDunaway. After this conversation, we sincerely hope you’ll feel more comfortable to speak up to your doctor and ask questions.

27 MIN2 weeks ago
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Be your own wellness advocate with Lauren Futrell Dunaway

Real food for pregnancy with Lily Nichols

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. In this episode you'll hear all about: What are some of the most common misconceptions about prenatal nutrition? What are a few foods that provide vital nutrients for mama and baby? How could conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines be improved? And more! Visit her here: https://lilynicholsrdn.com/ Book websites: realfoodforGD.com (includes free video series on gestational diabetes + a comprehensive online course) andrealfoodforpregnancy.com (Grab the first chapter of the book for free!) Insta and Twitter: @lilynicholsRDN More great podcast episodes with a prenatal + postpartum nutrition focus: Your Body During Breastfeeding with Courtney Hasseman (nutrition during breastfeeding) The Whole30 and Whole30 Mamas Club (nutrition for moms) with Stephanie Greunke Prenatal Nutrition with Melissa Mor Preconception Nutrition with Ryann Kipping Functional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood with Andrea White

33 MIN2 weeks ago
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Real food for pregnancy with Lily Nichols

Best of Season One! (and a sneak peek of season two)

We are 2 episodes away from the end of Season 1 of the Pure Nurture Podcast! We'll celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the podcast in September 2019 with the kick-off to season 2. As we head toward the finish line, I thought it'd be fun to go through a TOP 10 recap of the ten most downloaded episodes of the podcast. The most downloaded episode of season 1 is Episode 33,Conscious Conception and Pregnancy with Kiersten Markham Episode 23,The Importance of Prenatal Bonding with Kate White Episode 32,Birth Without Fear with January Harshe Episode 34,Using Your Intuition to Improve your Pregnancy and Birth Experience with Adriana Lozada Episode 01,Preparing for Birth and Breastfeeding with Molly Mills Episode 39,Five Questions You Must Ask Your Care Provider Before Birth with Deb Flashenberg Episode 13,Functional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood with Andrea White Episode 35,Say Yes to Birth with Rachel Yellin Episode 41,Orgasmic Birth with Debra Pascali-Bonoro Episode 2...

12 MIN3 weeks ago
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Best of Season One! (and a sneak peek of season two)

Healing Your Core & Pelvic Floor After Birth with Jessica Pumple

Jessica is a pre and postnatal fitness instructor (as well as a dietitian, diabetes & bariatric educator). She healed her 4-finger diastasis recti gap after her pregnancy and now helps moms heal and restore their core in 30 days. You'll learn so much from our conversation and the bonus material included below in the show notes. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Jessica Pumple, Host ofPregnancy and Postpartum TV(2:20) Diastasis recti (2:30) At-home diastasis recti test (4:39) Does everyone have diastasis recti? (6:04) Treatment for diastasis recti (6:37) Diastasis Recti Healing Core Workouts Playlists How you can prevent diastasis recti during pregnancy (9:17) Belly Bandit Bamboo Wrap How to improve your posture to heal diastasis recti (10:43) Core healing exercisesfor diastasis recti (11:36) How the muscles of the core and pelvic floor are connected (13:18) Diet recommendations to repair your muscles (people usually get this wrong) (14:00) Other methods to consider for healing yo...

22 MINJUL 16
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Healing Your Core & Pelvic Floor After Birth with Jessica Pumple

Preparing your pelvic floor and core for birth with Anita Lambert

Anita Lambert is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy and a Registered Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with a focus on women's health, specifically prenatal and postpartum care. She’s one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to receive advanced training in labor support, which blends orthopedic physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support. Anita is always looking to share and learn up-to-date information about pregnancy, birth and beyond which led her to co-host theTo Birth & Beyond Podcast. You can usually find Anita on the move - whether playing with her kids or exercising with strength training, spin, yoga or Pilates. Anita lives in Peterborough, Ontario with her husband Andy, daughter Pippa and the newest addition to the family - baby Jack. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Anita’s work with prenatal and postpartum care (1:27) To Birth and Beyond Podcast Where your Pelvic Floor is (5:53) Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Birth Podcast Kegel exe...

30 MINJUL 9
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Preparing your pelvic floor and core for birth with Anita Lambert

Using your intuition to make parenting less stressful with Katie Beecher

Easily tap into your intuition! Think of intuition differently than you ever have before. Katie uses Carl Jung’s definition of God within which to me means an all-knowing force that loves you unconditionally and completely. It is always available for guidance and support and is always protecting you, like a perfect parent, which so many of us never had. The directions are to write (not type) out a question, thought or feeling to your intuition. Wait to see what you hear and feel in response and write that down. Then write back. Wait for a response again and write back. You can continue for as long as you would like. I use this technique to talk with my guides, my body and also loved ones on the other side when I want more intensity than just doing it in my head. The writing provides focus, connection to the body, mindfulness meditation, and grounding. My only rule: don’t overthink. Just put down whatever you get. It's life-changing and it saved my life. If anyone would like to wri...

21 MINJUL 2
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Using your intuition to make parenting less stressful with Katie Beecher

Planning for a Positive Postpartum Phase with Sarah Blunkosky

Sarah Blunkosky, M.A., R-PYT, R-CYT is an integrative education consultant, certified peer-breastfeeding counselor, and registered Accessible yoga instructor specializing in family, children’s, special needs, and prenatal/postpartum movement/embodiment. She serves clients in Northern Virginia and travels for service appointments, conferences, and workshops with local studios and her company, Learning Heroine LLC. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook sharing her mission: Set learning free. When she isn’t homeschooling her kids or teaching yoga, you can find her writing articles and working on a book to assist people in freeing obstacles in learning during their prenatal/postpartum, parenting, and life journeys. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Sarah Blunkowskyi’s story (1:50) Flexi-Schooling (2:50) Integrative Education Consultant (4:45) How you can PLAN to have a more positive postpartum experience (9:00) Healthy boundaries for visitors who are meeting your newborn (14:...

31 MINJUN 25
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Planning for a Positive Postpartum Phase with Sarah Blunkosky

A Minimalist Approach to Pregnancy + Postpartum with Diane Boden

Diane Boden is the host of the Minimalist Moms Podcast. In this episode, Diane shares how we can take a more simplified and minimalist approach to pregnancy and postpartum. A minimalistic lifestyle means different things to different people. When you have a family and children, it changes the definition even more. Diane shares how to prepare for your baby's arrival. Set up your baby registry with only the essentials and maybe add in the “next up” items and “take it or leave it” items. You'll learn how to be more mindful as you prepare for your baby's arrival and how to clear out all the "noise" when you're pregnant. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Meet Diane Boden and how the Minimalist Mom’s Podcast was born over drinks (2:39) What minimalism means for Moms (5:00) You really don’t need a lot on your baby registry (8:56) Take it or leave it baby gifts (14:02) Great ways to save money while raising your kids (16:32) Good things to invest in for your kids (18:28) Leveraging...

27 MINJUN 18
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A Minimalist Approach to Pregnancy + Postpartum with Diane Boden

6 Keys to Feeling Like Yourself Again with Shannon Shearn

Retired Circus Acrobat turned health coach for moms, Shannon Shearn helps moms learn how to prioritize their health and happiness in a way that feels sustainable and gets them to their healthy living goals! Grab several incredible resources related to this episodehere. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Shannon and her two boys (3:55) Shannon’s life as a circus acrobat (6:47) From performing in a circus to running a family circus (8:52) Shifting from intense fitness to inner calm (12:39) How Shannon helps women put themselves first (18:30) The Savage Six (20:50) Shannon Shearn is the owner and founder ofSavage Wellness, connect with her onFacebookandInstagram.

31 MINJUN 11
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6 Keys to Feeling Like Yourself Again with Shannon Shearn

Latest Episodes

Encore Series: Episode 1: Conscious Conception and Prenatal Bonding

Welcome to the summer encore series of the Pure Nurture Podcast! I have 5 encore episodes to share with you, bringing you a replay of some of the most popular episodes of season 1. Each one will be a combo-conversation with a common theme or topic. For our first encore of the series, I've brought, Kiersten Markham (episode #33) and Kate White (episode #23) together, both sharing about the importance of conscious conception, preparing for pregnancy, and prenatal bonding. Learn more at purenurture.com/podcast

58 MIN6 days ago
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Encore Series: Episode 1: Conscious Conception and Prenatal Bonding

Be your own wellness advocate with Lauren Futrell Dunaway

A lot of women hit dead ends with their doctors during pregnancy. They don’t feel heard or taken seriously. They feel like they can’t stand up to do a doctor and say, “That’s not what I want for my birth. What are some other options?” It’s not about getting aggressive. It’s about being curious! Lauren Dunaway, PhD in Public Health, got up the courage to leave her doctor for a midwife midway through her pregnancy. When she saw how much they cared, she knew that she was in good hands. If you’re a rule follower who’s scared to make a change, you’ll walk away from the conversation with courage! In this episode, you’ll hear about: Lauren, her three daughters, and her mission in public health (2:00) How she got into natural remedies for her family (4:00) How essential oils helped Lauren get off some medication (6:47) Emotional support with essential oils (8:17) Wellness in the home with essential oils (8:50) Why it’s so important to be your own wellness advocate (12:15) Lauren left her doctor for a midwife midway through her pregnancy (15:23) 5 questions you must ask your care provider BEFORE birth Cultivate wellness in your life withLaurenEFDunaway.com. You can connect personally with Lauren on TWO Instagram feeds: @EssentialSimplicityor@LaurenEFDunaway. After this conversation, we sincerely hope you’ll feel more comfortable to speak up to your doctor and ask questions.

27 MIN2 weeks ago
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Be your own wellness advocate with Lauren Futrell Dunaway

Real food for pregnancy with Lily Nichols

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. In this episode you'll hear all about: What are some of the most common misconceptions about prenatal nutrition? What are a few foods that provide vital nutrients for mama and baby? How could conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines be improved? And more! Visit her here: https://lilynicholsrdn.com/ Book websites: realfoodforGD.com (includes free video series on gestational diabetes + a comprehensive online course) andrealfoodforpregnancy.com (Grab the first chapter of the book for free!) Insta and Twitter: @lilynicholsRDN More great podcast episodes with a prenatal + postpartum nutrition focus: Your Body During Breastfeeding with Courtney Hasseman (nutrition during breastfeeding) The Whole30 and Whole30 Mamas Club (nutrition for moms) with Stephanie Greunke Prenatal Nutrition with Melissa Mor Preconception Nutrition with Ryann Kipping Functional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood with Andrea White

33 MIN2 weeks ago
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Real food for pregnancy with Lily Nichols

Best of Season One! (and a sneak peek of season two)

We are 2 episodes away from the end of Season 1 of the Pure Nurture Podcast! We'll celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the podcast in September 2019 with the kick-off to season 2. As we head toward the finish line, I thought it'd be fun to go through a TOP 10 recap of the ten most downloaded episodes of the podcast. The most downloaded episode of season 1 is Episode 33,Conscious Conception and Pregnancy with Kiersten Markham Episode 23,The Importance of Prenatal Bonding with Kate White Episode 32,Birth Without Fear with January Harshe Episode 34,Using Your Intuition to Improve your Pregnancy and Birth Experience with Adriana Lozada Episode 01,Preparing for Birth and Breastfeeding with Molly Mills Episode 39,Five Questions You Must Ask Your Care Provider Before Birth with Deb Flashenberg Episode 13,Functional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood with Andrea White Episode 35,Say Yes to Birth with Rachel Yellin Episode 41,Orgasmic Birth with Debra Pascali-Bonoro Episode 2...

12 MIN3 weeks ago
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Best of Season One! (and a sneak peek of season two)

Healing Your Core & Pelvic Floor After Birth with Jessica Pumple

Jessica is a pre and postnatal fitness instructor (as well as a dietitian, diabetes & bariatric educator). She healed her 4-finger diastasis recti gap after her pregnancy and now helps moms heal and restore their core in 30 days. You'll learn so much from our conversation and the bonus material included below in the show notes. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Jessica Pumple, Host ofPregnancy and Postpartum TV(2:20) Diastasis recti (2:30) At-home diastasis recti test (4:39) Does everyone have diastasis recti? (6:04) Treatment for diastasis recti (6:37) Diastasis Recti Healing Core Workouts Playlists How you can prevent diastasis recti during pregnancy (9:17) Belly Bandit Bamboo Wrap How to improve your posture to heal diastasis recti (10:43) Core healing exercisesfor diastasis recti (11:36) How the muscles of the core and pelvic floor are connected (13:18) Diet recommendations to repair your muscles (people usually get this wrong) (14:00) Other methods to consider for healing yo...

22 MINJUL 16
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Healing Your Core & Pelvic Floor After Birth with Jessica Pumple

Preparing your pelvic floor and core for birth with Anita Lambert

Anita Lambert is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy and a Registered Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with a focus on women's health, specifically prenatal and postpartum care. She’s one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to receive advanced training in labor support, which blends orthopedic physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support. Anita is always looking to share and learn up-to-date information about pregnancy, birth and beyond which led her to co-host theTo Birth & Beyond Podcast. You can usually find Anita on the move - whether playing with her kids or exercising with strength training, spin, yoga or Pilates. Anita lives in Peterborough, Ontario with her husband Andy, daughter Pippa and the newest addition to the family - baby Jack. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Anita’s work with prenatal and postpartum care (1:27) To Birth and Beyond Podcast Where your Pelvic Floor is (5:53) Preparing Your Pelvic Floor for Birth Podcast Kegel exe...

30 MINJUL 9
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Preparing your pelvic floor and core for birth with Anita Lambert

Using your intuition to make parenting less stressful with Katie Beecher

Easily tap into your intuition! Think of intuition differently than you ever have before. Katie uses Carl Jung’s definition of God within which to me means an all-knowing force that loves you unconditionally and completely. It is always available for guidance and support and is always protecting you, like a perfect parent, which so many of us never had. The directions are to write (not type) out a question, thought or feeling to your intuition. Wait to see what you hear and feel in response and write that down. Then write back. Wait for a response again and write back. You can continue for as long as you would like. I use this technique to talk with my guides, my body and also loved ones on the other side when I want more intensity than just doing it in my head. The writing provides focus, connection to the body, mindfulness meditation, and grounding. My only rule: don’t overthink. Just put down whatever you get. It's life-changing and it saved my life. If anyone would like to wri...

21 MINJUL 2
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Using your intuition to make parenting less stressful with Katie Beecher

Planning for a Positive Postpartum Phase with Sarah Blunkosky

Sarah Blunkosky, M.A., R-PYT, R-CYT is an integrative education consultant, certified peer-breastfeeding counselor, and registered Accessible yoga instructor specializing in family, children’s, special needs, and prenatal/postpartum movement/embodiment. She serves clients in Northern Virginia and travels for service appointments, conferences, and workshops with local studios and her company, Learning Heroine LLC. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook sharing her mission: Set learning free. When she isn’t homeschooling her kids or teaching yoga, you can find her writing articles and working on a book to assist people in freeing obstacles in learning during their prenatal/postpartum, parenting, and life journeys. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Sarah Blunkowskyi’s story (1:50) Flexi-Schooling (2:50) Integrative Education Consultant (4:45) How you can PLAN to have a more positive postpartum experience (9:00) Healthy boundaries for visitors who are meeting your newborn (14:...

31 MINJUN 25
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Planning for a Positive Postpartum Phase with Sarah Blunkosky

A Minimalist Approach to Pregnancy + Postpartum with Diane Boden

Diane Boden is the host of the Minimalist Moms Podcast. In this episode, Diane shares how we can take a more simplified and minimalist approach to pregnancy and postpartum. A minimalistic lifestyle means different things to different people. When you have a family and children, it changes the definition even more. Diane shares how to prepare for your baby's arrival. Set up your baby registry with only the essentials and maybe add in the “next up” items and “take it or leave it” items. You'll learn how to be more mindful as you prepare for your baby's arrival and how to clear out all the "noise" when you're pregnant. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Meet Diane Boden and how the Minimalist Mom’s Podcast was born over drinks (2:39) What minimalism means for Moms (5:00) You really don’t need a lot on your baby registry (8:56) Take it or leave it baby gifts (14:02) Great ways to save money while raising your kids (16:32) Good things to invest in for your kids (18:28) Leveraging...

27 MINJUN 18
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A Minimalist Approach to Pregnancy + Postpartum with Diane Boden

6 Keys to Feeling Like Yourself Again with Shannon Shearn

Retired Circus Acrobat turned health coach for moms, Shannon Shearn helps moms learn how to prioritize their health and happiness in a way that feels sustainable and gets them to their healthy living goals! Grab several incredible resources related to this episodehere. In this episode, you’ll hear about: Shannon and her two boys (3:55) Shannon’s life as a circus acrobat (6:47) From performing in a circus to running a family circus (8:52) Shifting from intense fitness to inner calm (12:39) How Shannon helps women put themselves first (18:30) The Savage Six (20:50) Shannon Shearn is the owner and founder ofSavage Wellness, connect with her onFacebookandInstagram.

31 MINJUN 11
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6 Keys to Feeling Like Yourself Again with Shannon Shearn

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